International Convention 2017
Paris, France

You can register for the convention, reserve a hotel room, and register for several site seeing tours offered by Kiwanis International at the 2017 Paris Convention

Things to Know Before You Go

Scroll down to the bottom for Information and Tentative Schedule

From ON TO PARIS! Chair Steph Forsberg:
I hope you are making plans to attend the 102nd International Convention in Paris July 13 th through July 16th . The featured hotel for the Illinois Eastern Iowa District will be the Le Meridien Etoile. Just the name sounds to be romantic and beautiful. The hotel is right across the street from the Convention Center, so will be easy to get to and close to many of the popular areas of interest. The hotel was fully renovated in 2016 so promises to be a home away from home.

Please check out the two River Cruises on the II website that are planned before the convention starts. We already have Kiwanians registered to attend one or the other. Governor and First Lady Poulton will be on the Rhine/Danube River cruise from Prague to Paris leaving July 2 nd to July 13 th . The second river cruise will take us on the Rhine River from July 4 th (please note corrected date) to July 11th. This cruise departs from Basel Switzerland to Amsterdam. It is a family cruise so your children will have so much fun on an adventure of their own.

I am currently putting together an II Dinner Cruise on the River Seine on Saturday, July 15 th . What aspectacular view we will have of the City of Lights. Also in the planning stage is a one day trip to Normandy.

Please let me know if you are planning or have registered for the International Convention to Paris. Alsoemail me with any questions you may have.

****SECURITY ALERT:  Kiwanis International has invested in increased security measures for convention.  Because of increased security measures, members must be registered to gain admittance into ALL convention venues.  No one will be able to enter without first formally registering and wearing credentials.

Kiwanis On Site:  Credit Card transactions only, no cash

I-I Normandy Tour
Sunday, July 16, 2017
we are utilizing the Kiwanis Int'l offered Tour
(as long as spots are available)
begin to register by clicking here
(then click on Day Tours link and select Sunday Tours)

Delegate Registration Form
(click to download, print and mail/fax)
DUE April 30th to Kiwanis International AND I-I District Office

I-I District Designated Hotel is Le Meridien Etoile​
Click here to make your online hotel reservations
City of Paris Information

2017 Convention Schedule (TENTATIVE)

Wednesday, July 12
Credentials/Registration pick-up AT HOTEL 9am-5pm

Thursday, July 13
Credentials/Registration pick-up AT HOTEL 9am-5pm
All dayKiwanis Store and World Showcase open
Workshops morning and afternoon
3:00PM:  I-I District Caucus at Convention Center
Evening: Opening Session, featuring keynote speaker Ruby Bridges

Friday, July 14
Morning: Open for parade and Bastille Day activities
Lunchtime: Signature Project Awards luncheon (Optional ticketed event)
Afternoon: Business Session 2pm-4pm
Evening: Gala event featuring the Love Beatles, hosted by the Kiwanis International European Federation (ticketed, optional)

Saturday, July 15
Morning: Workshops and Kiwanis Store and World Showcase open
Lunchtime: Kiwanis Children's Fund luncheon (Optional ticketed event)
Afternoon: Closing Session 2pm-4pm
Evening: District Seine River Dinner Cruise (see above)

Events and dates subject to change, watch for new details and changes. Schedule details will be posted as they are finalized;